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Development Manager

  • Pilchuck Glass School
  • 04/10/19
  • Seattle, WA
  • 98104
  • $45,000-50,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Development Manager position reports to the Director of Development, serving as an integral part of the Development team. This position will be responsible for annual giving, cultivation and fundraising events, and general fundraising support, and will work mainly in the Seattle administrative office.

The position will be primarily responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the organizations main cultivation and fundraising events (70%), including managing volunteers, working with vendors and caterers, executing each event, and stewarding donors. The position will also support other general development and fundraising activities including supporting the Annual Fund (15%), donor and participant data entry (5%) and providing general administrative support (10%). This will include working closely with development staff and trustees on donor cultivation and stewardship, in addition to supporting marketing and communication needs in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment. The Development Manager will work closely with the Database Coordinator and the greater PGS staff.
Primary responsibilities
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Plan and execute special events, including: an annual recognition dinner (Pilchuck Celebrates), Spring Tours, other donor cultivation and fundraising other events as needed
Act as the primary support for Auction and Gala which raises over $1.1 M
Communicate event logistics and timelines to staff and supporters
Keep organized records of all constituents in database, Raisers Edge
Manage the volunteer program including recruiting, training, organizing, and actively communicating with 100+ volunteers throughout the year
Prepare event reports for quarterly Board of Trustees meetings
Collaborate with Database Coordinator to prepare receipts of incoming event contributions and ticket sales
Coordinate all event and fundraising communication materials and partner with Marketing Director as needed
Support Database Coordinator with acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
Manage relationships with outside vendors and negotiate contracts and deliverables
Attend all Development events, which may include some night and weekend activity both in the Seattle office and area, and Stanwood, WA campus
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills
A self-starter with a proven history of working independently and excellent time management skills
Detailed and organized individual who can make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proactive communicator who exhibits a strong attention to detail and accuracy
Discretion in managing confidential information
Ability to travel and transport ones self to external meetings and vendor visits

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS degree and experience working on and managing fundraising and public programming events
Knowledge of event scheduling, production and execution
Strong computer skills and a high-level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Preferred: experience working in donor software such as Blackbauds Raisers Edge and auction/event software such as GreaterGiving

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000. Benefits include health insurance benefits, FSA plan, 401(k) retirement plan after six months, subsidized transportation pass, vacation and sick leave.

How to apply:
The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Please email a cover letter and resume expressing your qualifications to Development Director Lauren Mercurio at, subject: Development Manager Position, Your Name. Be sure to label all files with your name, PDFs preferred. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis through the deadline. Kindly, no phone calls please.

Pilchuck Glass School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and participants. Pilchuck encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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